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Bitdefender Mobile Security launches Snap Photo to Stop Snoops, Smart Unlock to Make Life Simpler
Posted on 21-Oct-2015 19:49Tags News, Security

Bitdefender has upgraded its Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus by giving it the power to photograph snoops and thieves in the act and allowing you to more easily access your apps when on a trusted network. Comments (Comments)

Sold out event in Auckland shows NZ hunger for APIs
Posted on 21-Oct-2015 19:39Tags News, Computing

The inaugural APIdays New Zealand, held on Monday 19 October at the Viaduct Events Centre, was a sold out event, showing a strong local appetite to discuss the power of APIs in business and enterprise. Amongst attendees and speakers alike, APIs were seen as the core enabler that allows enterprises and SMEs to transform into digital businesses. Comments (Comments)

An Android phone is not going to revive BlackBerry
Posted on 21-Oct-2015 07:13Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Blackberry canít sell phones using its own operating system. What makes it think moving to Android will change that? Overseas media are gushing about a new phone from BlackBerry. Thatís something that hasnít happened for a decade. The excitement is about the BlackBerry Priv. Itís an Android phone, but not another me-too device aiming to […] Comments (Comments)

Dell and EMC: Twilight of the gods
Posted on 20-Oct-2015 09:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

At heart, Dell and EMC are hardware companies. They face a serious problem; customers have lost interest in hardware. On October 12 Dell said it will pay US$67 billion for EMC. Itís the biggest technology deal ever and the latest in a never-ending wave of mergers. Dell may pay too much for EMCís business. The […] Comments (Comments)

Apple Watch: Itís not about the functionality
Posted on 18-Oct-2015 15:33Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

There is a lot to like about the Apple Watch. You donít need to buy one. Not yet. Thatís not the point. Nobody needs an Apple Watch. This product is not about need. It is not about making you more productive. An Apple Watch wonít boost your efficiency any more than a $100 Swatch watch […] Comments (Comments)

Dell SecureWorks Teams with the FBI, the NCA and Shadowserver to Seize the Dridex (Bugat v5) Botnet
Posted on 17-Oct-2015 11:30Tags News, Security

Authorities have linked the botnet to an estimated GBP 20m (roughly $30.5 million US) in losses in the U.K., and at least $10 million in losses in the United States. Comments (Comments)

New guidelines released to meet today's home technology needs
Posted on 17-Oct-2015 11:28Tags News, Broadband

The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) has today published new guidelines on how to install telecommunications wiring within a premises. Comments (Comments)

IBM expands data discovery and Q&A power of Watson Analytics
Posted on 15-Oct-2015 16:27Tags News, Computing

IBM also announced widespread adoption, with half a million professionals registering for this data exploration and visualization service since its introduction less than a year ago. Comments (Comments)

New graduate school will set the standard for advanced ICT education in Wellington
Posted on 15-Oct-2015 11:43Tags News, Computing

The new Wellington ICT Graduate School is expected to deliver a wealth of benefits to the capital city and fuel growth across the region and New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Dell buying EMC to create giant tech company
Posted on 13-Oct-2015 10:09Tags News, Computing

Dell Inc. and EMC Corporation have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell, together with its owners, Michael S. Dell, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake will acquire EMC Corporation. Comments (Comments)

Intergraph acquired intellectual property rights to New Zealand Police OnDuty mobile application
Posted on 12-Oct-2015 21:30Tags News, Computing

Under this first-of-its-kind agreement for New Zealand Police, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) will further develop and take to market the OnDuty suite to public safety agencies beyond New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Dell introduces new XPS range of laptops
Posted on 9-Oct-2015 11:52Tags News, Computing

Dell has announced its new portfolio of XPS devices, featuring the innovative XPS 12 2-in-1, ultra-mobile XPS 13 notebook and XPS 15 powerhouse laptop. This updated lineup incorporates high performance 6th generation Intel Core processors and sleeker hardware, all built for an enhanced Windows 10 experience. Comments (Comments)

Tech company Westbourne IT opens its first international office in New Zealand
Posted on 9-Oct-2015 11:47Tags News, Computing

Irish IT solutions provider Westbourne IT Global Services has announced the international expansion of its operations with the official opening of its first overseas office in Auckland, New Zealand by Minister for Economic Development the Hon. Steven Joyce. Comments (Comments)

Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard works with almost everything
Posted on 8-Oct-2015 19:54Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Thereís a lot to like about Logitechís K480 Bluetooth keyboard. It switches quickly and smoothly between computer, tablet and phone. You can use it to jump from one operating system to another without your hands ever leaving the keyboard. It does all this at the twist of a dial. If you own a mix of […] Comments (Comments)

Norton new Security Premium offered as a service
Posted on 8-Oct-2015 17:45Tags News, Security

In a move to streamline multiple core offerings into one flagship subscription service, Symantec has announced the availability of Norton Security Premium in New Zealand. The new service is an advanced, multi-layered protection solution that helps shield consumers from sophisticated and evolving threats across all platforms. Comments (Comments)

Harvey Norman shoppers Ďmay have a caseí
Posted on 8-Oct-2015 11:24Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Radio New Zealand reports Harvey Norman shoppers ‘may have a case’: Rainey Collins Lawyers managing partner Alan Knowsley said if the customers did not agree to the terms and conditions they may have a case. “They could go off to the Disputes Tribunal and seek to enforce their contract and then Harvey Norman will have […] Comments (Comments)

Microsoft introduces new Windows 10 devices and experiences
Posted on 7-Oct-2015 11:23Tags News, Windows

Microsoft Corp. has finally unveiled new Surface, Lumia and Microsoft Band devices, taking advantage of powerful hardware to unlock new Windows 10 experiences, including fast and secured login with Windows Hello; new Cortana experiences that turn Windows 10 devices into a personal assistant; improved touch and pen experiences on Surface; and Continuum for phones, which enables the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL phones to work like PCs. Comments (Comments)

Unisys awarded contract for new hosted national automatic fire alarm system
Posted on 7-Oct-2015 09:48Tags News, SaaS

As-a-service IT delivery frees NZFS from IT responsibility to help agency personnel focus on quick and efficient response to emergencies. Comments (Comments)

Tech companies dominate Global Brands report
Posted on 5-Oct-2015 19:20Tags News, Web media

Apple and Google hold the #1 and #2 spots, tech brands comprise more than a third of the entire ranking's value, and five brands - Lego, PayPal, MINI, Moet & Chandon and Lenovo - enter the ranking Comments (Comments)

New Dell Precision mobile workstations bring more power, performance with thinner, lighter form factor
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 19:59Tags News, Computing

New portfolio makes huge leaps in performance with configuration options including the new 6th Generation Intel Core processors, first Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations and future Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 product families. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi SaaS firm set to launch new mobile marketing platform in US
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 19:57Tags News, SaaS

Motim Technologies helps brands deliver mobile brand experiences that don't feel like intrusive advertising. Comments (Comments)

Intergen secures exclusive Tier 1 Microsoft CSP status
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 13:47Tags News, SaaS

Microsoft New Zealand has named technology company Intergen as a Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider. Comments (Comments)

IBM working to make carbon nanotubes the future of computing
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 09:54Tags News, Computing

IBM Research has announced a major engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies. Comments (Comments)

N4L helps OMGTech! support teachers through Pond
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 09:11Tags News, Web media

OMGTech!, a charitable education initiative getting more Kiwi kids interested in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering & maths), will be using online learning hub Pond to make its educational resources accessible to all New Zealand schools. Comments (Comments)

Mobile Learning Centre brings technology to over 100 low decile schools
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 09:09Tags News, Web media

One year on, the Mobile Learning Centre - a community initiative designed to share new technology to New Zealand's most remote and least advantaged communities has travelled over 20,000kms across the North Island visiting over 100 low decile schools. Comments (Comments)

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